We consider an effective mass model for an electron-hole pair in a simplified confinement potential, which is applicable to both a nanoscopic self-assembled semiconducting InAs ring and a quantum dot. The linear optical susceptibility, proportional to the absorption intensity of near-infrared transmission, is calculated as a function of the ring radius R0. Compared with the properties of the quantum dot corresponding to the model with a very small radius R0, our results are in qualitative agreement with the recent experimental measurements by Pettersson et al.
Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Material Physics,
Vol. 63, no. 4 (Jan 2001), article no. 045320